Quinnipiac University students are on edge after a student was attacked in her off-campus home on Linden Avenue, last Sunday.
Hamden Police say the victim woke up around 4 a.m. to an intruder sexually assaulting her. When she screamed for help, the attacker strangled her and punched her in the face several times, even threatening to kill her. He then placed a sheet over her head and left.
The University sent out a notice to students both on and off campus alerting them to be aware of their surroundings and to report any suspicious activity to the their Department of Public Safety or to Hamden Police.
Students are taking the warning seriously.
Senior, Gaby Catalano who lives next door to the victim, says they’re “definitely on alert,” explaining that she and her friends are, “trying to take any safety precaution we can so there’s no possibility of anyone getting inside.”
Police aren’t saying if the intruder knew the victim or if he was stalking the house, but they say it’s possible he got in through an unlocked door.
Authorities describe the suspect as a 5’6”, Hispanic male with a stocky build.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Hamden Police Department Detective Division at (203) 230-4040 or (203) 230-4000.
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